Chasing a Dream

In recent times, successful breeding and racing operations have tended to break the traditional mould associated with the industry. They look at all spheres and take on board developments in innovative areas in order to succeed. There are now so many new areas of technology from which organisations can benefit. This Read more…

Well done Arthur Kitt!

Congratulations to Andrew and Jane Black on the stunning success of Arthur Kitt in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot. Arthur (2016 by Camelot) had a hard start in life, being resuscitated numerous times during a difficult birth that claimed the life of his dam, Royal Ascot winner, Ceiling Kitty. Read more…

Good Looking Genes

Tattersalls – October 2015 As science writer David Derbyshire discovers, shrewd bloodstock insiders are keeping a close eye on the latest developments in genetic and DNA research. This article provides an overview and an update on the piece appearing in the Observer Tech Monthly Magazine in June, 2014.

Breeding by DNA

Thoroughbred Genetics Ltd was founded by Dr. Steve Harrison in 2000 off the back of family interests in thoroughbred racing and a PhD and career in genetics research. Its tests and databases are now supplied to a range of breeders and owners, both large and small and on a global Read more…

News Archive

A few more news stories about Thoroughbred Genetics and thoroughbreds sired within our clients’ breeding programs. More success for the Tarcoola Stud breeding programme Congratulations to Ken Williams and Tarcoola Stud who bred Costa Viva (2010 Encosta de Lago ex Vivacious Spirit – Bel Esprit) winner of the $300,000 NZ 1,000 Guineas at Riccarton Read more…

The Observer Tech Monthly

THE GUARDIAN, June 22, 2014 How genetics can create the next superstar racehorse By David Derbyshire. Breeding winners used to be down to good bloodstock. Today, you can improve your odds by choosing between genes for speed and stamina. (Link to The Guardian online article)